N.L. court nixes bid to move chopper suit to U.S.

July 11, 2011 at 8:14 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: CTV Canada

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has lost another round in its bid to have a $27-million lawsuit over a deadly crash heard in Connecticut, where the company is based.

The appeal division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador has upheld a previous ruling that the lawsuit should be heard in St. John’s, N.L.

A Sikorsky S-92A chopper ferrying offshore oil workers crashed about 55 kilometres off Newfoundland on March 12, 2009, killing 17 of 18 people on board.

Cougar Helicopters and eight insurance companies led by Lloyd’s of London are suing Sikorsky for alleged negligence and misrepresentation. [Full story]

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